Beyond cash: Using your crowd funding campaign to sell units, gain exposure and identify target markets12:10AM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Rose Powell
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Since the late 1980s, there has been a shift in consumer shopping habits toward ethical consumerism, following revelations about labour exploitation and environmental destruction.
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